EuroMillions Superdraws are special draws which are typically held two or three times a year and offer a guaranteed nine-figure jackpot. These events operate under exactly the same rules as regular EuroMillions draws but present players with the opportunity to win a boosted top prize.
How Superdraws Work
Superdraws are usually announced a month in advance and allow the value of the jackpot to increase on a set date, regardless of the prize total in the previous draw.
If a Superdraw jackpot is not won on the night, the money will continue to roll until it reaches the jackpot cap or at least one player matches all five numbers and both Lucky Stars. In the past, this has created a number of big jackpot winners, including a Spanish player from Las Palmas on Gran Canaria who won 190 million in September 2017.
To date, there have been 19 Superdraws, with the last event taking place on Friday 15th September 2017. Here is a list of all of the jackpot events in the games history:
|Date of Superdraw||Jackpot Won in Draw||Additional Information|
|15th September 2017||No||A Superdraw jackpot of £114.5 million rolled over six times after the draw on Friday 15th September 2017. A Spanish player eventually won 190 million (£170.8 million) on Friday 6th October.|
|30th June 2017||Yes||A UK player won £87.5 million on the night of the jackpot event.|
|30th September 2016||No||A Superdraw worth £112 million rolled three times before a Belgian player picked up £153.3 million on Tuesday 11th October.|
|6th November 2015||No||The jackpot of €100 million rolled over to Friday 20th November 2015 where it reached 163,553,041 and was won by a ticket purchased in Portugal.|
|5th June 2015||No||The jackpot rolled over until the following Friday where it reached £93,388,943.90 and was claimed by an anonymous ticket holder in the UK.|
|6th March 2015||Yes||The 100 million jackpot was won on the day of the draw by a ticket that was purchased in Portugal.|
|3rd October 2014||No||Following this Superdraw the jackpot eventually reached its cap of €190 million after six rollovers. It was won on Friday 24th October by a player who purchased their ticket in Portugal.|
|7th March 2014||No||The Superdraw jackpot rolled over twice before Neil Trotter from London, UK, won it on Friday 14th March. Trotter claimed a prize of 129 million (£107 million).|
|15th November 2013||Yes||The winning ticket was purchased in Spain and was claimed by a ticket holder who chose to remain anonymous.|
|7th June 2013||No||The jackpot rolled over five times before it was finally won on 25th June. Two tickets holders, one from Belgium and another from Ireland shared the 187 million prize.|
|22nd March 2013||No||The jackpot was won the following week by a player from France who claimed 132 million.|
|28th September 2012||Yes||The prize was claimed by a player from Spain who opted for anonymity.|
|4th October 2011||No||The prize was won in the following draw when Angela and Dave Dawes from the UK claimed the 117 million (£101 million) jackpot.|
|10th May 2011||No||The jackpot rolled over and was won in the following draw on 13th May. The winner, from Spain, claimed the 121 million top prize.|
|1st October 2010||No||The jackpot rolled over to the following draw when one UK ticket holder won 129 million (£113 million).|
|5th February 2010||No||The jackpot was won in the next draw and two ticket holders, one from Spain and the other from the UK, shared a prize of 129 million (£112 million).|
|18th September 2009||Yes||The jackpot was claimed anonymously by a ticket holder in France.|
|6th March 2009||Yes||Two ticket holders, one from France and another from Austria, shared the jackpot.|
|9th February 2007||Yes||The winner purchased their ticket in Belgium but claimed anonymously.|
As Superdraws are announced in advance, there is no way of knowing whether the jackpot will roll over to such an extent that it surpasses the guaranteed prize on offer. Should this happen, the event will be postponed.
Here is a list of the Superdraw events that have been postponed:
|Date of Superdraw||Reason for Postponement|
|6th June 2014||This scheduled Superdraw was the first to be superseded by a jackpot that had begun accumulating prior to the special draw and, as a result, the decision was made to postpone this Superdraw. The jackpot rolled over and reached 137 million on 13th June 2014, when it was snapped up by a Spanish ticket holder.|
How Superdraws are Funded
The funds required to boost the jackpot up to a Superdraw value comes from the EuroMillions Reserve Fund, which receives 4.8% of the Common Prize Fund from the first six draws of a rollover cycle and 21% for each draw afterwards, until the jackpot is won or rolls down. The Reserve Fund is also used to subsidise minimum jackpots in regular draws if ticket sales are unusually low. See the EuroMillions Prizes page for more information on how the prize pool is divided.